Celebration of a New Ministry 

A wonderful celebration is coming on Sunday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. to Holy Trinity.  Mother Karen will be welcomed as the new Rector of Holy Trinity.  The Bishop Mark Van Koevering will preside over the institution ceremony during the worship service.   Bishop Van Koevering  and representatives of the congregation will present symbolic gifts to Mtr. Karen and several parishioners will be confirmed and received into the church.

Following the service, a celebration reception will be hosted by Doug and Billie Bell, at 7:00 p.m. at 108 St. Andrews Way, Georgetown.  More information on this exciting event will soon follow.

HELP WANTED

Blessings in a Back Pack  

It is time to begin collecting books for our 60 children. We will need them suitable for Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will be distributed at Christmas. The packing days for Blessings in a Back-Pack will be Nov. 20, December 4 and December 18.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Estes-Cheatham.

Candy for the Children of GCDC

Godly Play class recently collected bags of individually wrapped Halloween candy for the children of Georgetown Child Development Center.  That request was received by giving hearts as the response was more than enough candy to put 7-8 pieces of candy in each bag for 125 children. Thank you Holy Trinity for helping to put smiles on the faces of our neighboring children.

At Christmas we will distribute Gingerbread men and books to the GCDC children. These will be packaged up on Sunday Dec. 15 after church. Help is needed. Gifts will be delivered to the Ombudsman office by Dec. 6.

Silver Bells

The ECW has agreed to help the Silver Bells program of the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency. They will purchase gifts of new, unwrapped non-skid socks, individually wrapped snacks, word search and puzzle books, fleece blankets, adult coloring books, coloring pencils, and pencil sharpeners.

Godly Play  

Godly Play is in need of adults who are interested in helping in the following roles:  teacher, doorkeeper/assistant, and special guest for crafts or activities.  Please consider volunteering for one or two Sundays per semester.  Please contact Denise Placido at d.placido12@gmail.com if you are interested or feel free to stop by the classroom on Sunday from 11:15-12:00 and sit in on a lesson.

Coming Events

Co-Ed Book Club

Holy Trinity’s Co-Ed Book Club hosted by Grace Wilson will meet on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to review “Educated” by Tara Westover.   In December the Club will meet Tuesday, December 10.  The book selection will be “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” by Agatha Christie.  Please join Grace for an evening of interesting conversation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bunco

November Bunco will be at 6:30 p.m.on Tuesday, November 19, hosted by Jane Bryant.  More details on the theme will follow.

Advent Party

The annual Advent Party will be held Friday, December 6 at Cam & Janet Cantrill’s home. The food will be catered by Selmas. The cost is $30 per person and you can make reservations with Nancy Anderson.

CONGRATULATIONS

Alex Cantrill, Esquire 

On Monday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. in a public ceremony, Alex Cantrill, lifelong member of Holy Trinity was sworn in at the Kentucky Supreme Court Room in Frankfort.  Alex will work as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Alex had the privilege of having his picture made with his father, Cam Cantrill under the portrait of his great, great, great grandfather James Edward Cantrill, who was the Circuit Court Judge in Scott County.  Congratulations to Alex on his success!

Baptism Sunday  

Sunday, October 27, Holy Trinity welcomed Leslie Sweeney LeRoy into the community of faith by the sacramental rite of full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into the membership of our church. Please join us as we congratulate Leslie in her decision.

150th Anniversary Planning Committee

On September 22nd, the 150th Anniversary Planning Team met to discuss next year’s big events. It was a lively discussion with great ideas for celebrating this milestone. Actually, there were so many different good ideas that it was decided that the group should split into five areas of focus. This would allow the five groups to meet independently and plan their special events.

The five groups are:

HISTORY- This team wants to plan events that show the church’s history such as an open house in a history tour. They would like to plan a worship service from the past, and they would like to collect church memorabilia, documents, and its oral history.

FELLOWSHIP- This team wants to plan social and outreach events for church members, possibly things such as a pool party, a bonfire, game night, parade and festival entries, work with Glean Kentucky and the Elkhorn Cleanup Day.

HOMECOMING- This team will plan a “Homecoming” event where we would invite people who have previously been members to come home for a visit. This event would likely happen in the fall. We would likely have a tent, music, food, etc. It’s similar to a family reunion.

MUSIC IN THE CHURCH- This team wants to plan special musical events in the church, inviting people from outside the church to experience of playing and listening to music in this holy space.

HOSPITALITY- This team would help to plan the food, drinks, decorations, supplies, etc. that are necessary for the events that other groups would like to have.

If you would like to join any of these planning groups, please sign up in the Parish Hall, or email the office and we will add your name. We are looking forward to an exciting new year of celebration!

Consecration Sunday – October 6

Consecration Sunday is a day where we gather together as a church family and offer our giving cards to the glory of God at the altar, however, it does not designate the end our stewardship campaign.  Consecrate means to make holy or to dedicate to a higher purpose.  Remember that something consecrated is dedicated to God and thus sacred.

Save the date and attend the Consecration Sunday service on October 6.  After the service, celebrate your participation and enjoy a southern style brunch at the Parish Hall catered by Cracker Barrel!

Please contact Sharon Horner at (859) 351-7903 or call the church office at (502) 863-0505 as soon as possible to make your reservation as we will need a headcount for the catering service.

 

2020 Vestry Members Elected

On Sunday, September 15, at the Parish Annual Meeting, the congregation of Holy Trinity elected 3 new members for the 2020 Vestry.  Lisa Morris, Mary Susan Kring and Megan Goin will begin a 3 year term in January.  All three newly elected vestry members look forward to representing the parish of Holy Trinity.

Birthday Sign-Up Sheet  

A birthday sign-up sheet is located on the center table in the Parish Hall.  Please record the day and the month of your birthday after your name.  A separate sheet is provided for children and grandchildren.

Gathering Place 

Did you know that Holy Trinity provides a meal once a month for those in need at the Gathering Place Mission?  On an average, approximately, 35 people are served with helping hands from Holy Trinity each month.  If you would like to volunteer to serve in this worthwhile ministry, please contact Deacon Linc Hartling at deaconlinc@hotmail.com.  Your help is needed!

 

Mother Karen called to be Rector

The Vestry of the Church of the Holy Trinity is pleased to announce that The Rev. Karen Booth has accepted the call to become the church’s next Rector.

In December of 2017, Mother Karen signed a two-year Letter of Agreement to become our Priest-In-Charge and was given charge to perform the duties associated with that position: give instruction in faith and ministry, Christian stewardship, preparation for baptism and confirmation, and administrative actions that the national church requires.

After a Mutual Ministry Review between the Vestry, Mother Karen, and The Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone, Canon to the Ordinary, the Vestry voted unanimously to extend the new call of Rector. Steve DeBolt, Senior Warden, then wrote a letter to Bishop Mark Van Koevering letting him know of the vestry’s support.

By being called to the position of Rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Mother Karen will now have a position of tenure while maintaining the same duties.  We are joyful that Mother Karen and the parish have chosen to enter into this relationship, and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous association.

On November 10th at 5:00pm, Bishop Mark Van Koevering will join us for a special worship service where he will affirm the Vestry’s decision.

We are happy to report that Bishop Mark will also Confirm, Receive, and Reaffirm parishioners at this service as well.

Yours in Christ,
The Vestry of Holy Trinity